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california native was at the peak of her career. she was a grandmother and a single mother with five children. >> she is an example for me because i'm a single mother, too. and she tried very hard to help her kids. very sad day for me. >> u.s. officials will investigate the plane crash that killed her and others. >>> the body of 28-year-old nicolas cheque is back in the united states now. the navy seal died over the weekend during an operation and rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. pentagon officials say the doctor was in imminent danger of being killed. he was rescued unharm but officer cheque died from gunshots wounds in the battle. a high school friend and cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. it was -- i'm interested in being in the military and in living that lifestyle, serve my country. that's what he wanted to do. >> seven taliban members were killed in the rescue operation. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team. that same elite unit carried out the raid that kill
. >>> california is no longer invested in assault rifles. it's pulled nearly $9 million of state pension money out of the gunmaker freedom group, which manufacturers the bushmaster. >> illegal to either have or sell that weapon in the state of california. so obviously the state shouldn't be a participant in that kind of activity. >> california's teacher pension fund also has a stake in freedom group and it's now reviewing that investment. >>> two bay area gun buy-backs last weekend were so successful, one city needs more money to pay for it. people turned in nearly 600 firearms in oakland and san francisco expecting $200 cash for each one. they gave out ious. >> i was ready to walk out and tell the crowd that's all we got. maybe another day. but the chief said, chief suhr said no, we have all these guns. we have to get them. >> they ended up giving out 157 notes promising money. $31,000 due in four days but the chief of police says he found the money and he is expected to announce who it's coming from later this morning. >>> belmont police are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery. surveillance
the san fransesquito creek. crews from the city and california conservation corps spent a lot of christmas stacking sandbags on the levee to keep the creek out of gardens neighborhood. there's already been some flooding from ver buena verbena drive to areas in the neighborhood. it made for a less than happy christmas. >> kids didn't wake up in the morning thinking they have to help their parents clean up the yards and cars. >> people were evacuated from one unsafe home because water got into the electrical outlets. east palo alto is working on a long-term solution to the flooding. >>> the storm has dumped a lot of snow in the sierra. not everyone felt like fighting the traffic and chain controls to get up there. some bay area families decided to head out right after opening their presents and play in the first snow they found. >> 6:00 in the morning got all our stuff and food and came out at 9:00. >> looks like fun. there's more snow than usual this winter. the california department of water resources said there's been 140% increase in this year's snowpack. remember, you can track the stor
in california are awaiting the supreme court decision that could come today. annanne makovec is in san francisco and she joins us with more. >> reporter: even by not making a decision, the supreme court is essentially making a decision ask a lot of people here and waiting to find out what's going to happen today. the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to review whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage. the pro prop 8 side is appealing, the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals which found the ban unconstitutional. it's one of several cases across the country concerning the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting to gather all 10 of cases together and they're going to make a decision, either grant a review in some of them, all of them, none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: if they decide not to review the case, same sex weddings could resume as soon as the 9th circuit says osteo. says -- so. we don't know how long that is going to take. they have no deadline for acting on these cases but this is their last conf
in southern california. drivers had to deal with flooding on this stretch of road in sunset beach yesterday. part of the pacific coast highway there was shut down for part of morning. king tide occurs when the earth, moon and sun all align in such a way that it increases the gravitational pull of the oceans on the shore. it is peaking now. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. [ engine revs ] >> in a facebook post, sergeant carl t bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts it out. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. >>> if you are using bart to do a little holiday shopping, be aware thieves are targeting you. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the westfield shopping center in san francisco this morning and cate, we know bart knows about the problems. are they doing anything? t
california's driver's license has been found at the crash sight. this morning her brother is heading to medical mexico to identify her remains. she had just performed a concert in monterey. >> it's a big shock to the family. for those who knew my sister. she was a strong person, fight for everything in life. >> she recently divorced esteban who once played for the oakland a's. she was named mix coe's artist of the year. >>> nelson mandela are in the hospital this morning. a statement over the weekend reported that the 94-year-old hero had been admitted to a military hospital for tests and he was comfort. mandela became south africa's first black president in 1954. >>> a 14-year-old boy was stabbed near san jose's christmas in the park over the weekend. officers getting this call just before 9:00 on saturday night. the teen was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. witnesses say three suspects in their teens or early 20s ran from the scene and police are still looking for them. >> just here for the kids and the people that want to have a good christmas. not here for
them. >> a joint cbs 5 california watch investigation earlier this year questioned the district's lack of oversight allowing enroll. s by the school to get the funding and the school's alleged misuse of that money. the california department of education took a closer look and has ordered the district to repay nearly $25,000. we reached the district spokesman out of state. >> we dispute the notion or finding that we have misused funds. >> the wife gets paid a hundred dollars an hour for her duties there as a developmental teacher. that sounds a little -- >> it does. i'm not aware of their particular conversation levels. >> the school district is approved. and you have robert lacy junior, and he get paid $40 an hour. >> right. >> is that acceptable? >> really it's according to the guidelines. >> reporter: the department of education review ruled it was inappropriate. the district insists that's an interpretation of a law it's appealing. >> would you hire these people for the oakland public schools? >> we would not hire them. we are under a different jurisdiction and different regulation
. we are of course going to bring you more information as we get it. >>> the california highway patrol was involved in a slow- speed chase early this morning all the way from san jose to oakland. officers began pursuing that car because it had no headlights. they used a spike strip. the driver was arrested to be charged with recklessly evading police officers. >>> a coast guard investigation into a suspected smuggling off the smash county coastline has turned tragic. a small boat deployed by the coast guard was rammed by a smuggler's vessel before dawn yesterday. the collision threw two coast guard members into the water. one of them was killed. another was injured in the incident. >>> l.a. police say four people have been found shot to death, their bodies face down outside a large home in suburban northridge. the dead were two women in their 20s, a man in his 30s and man in his 40s. it happened early yesterday morning. the home apparently was an unlicensed boardinghouse. detectives are now looking into a motive. >>> one of the safest big cities in america has hit a homicide milestone.
across northern california. there's a chance we could see some sprinkles in through parts of the north bay for today but i think the brunt of this not come through until later tonight into tomorrow morning. so yeah, a little bit of a break today. temperatures going to stay fairly mild into the 60s outside. but then the rain is going to make a return especially overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. i think we're looking at about one to two inches in some of the wettest spots so we shouldn't have to worry about the flooding. back to you guys. >> 437 4. a big sinkhole in a street in lafayette will force detours for quite a while. a section of mountain view drive collapsed in the storm siege last weekend right outside of downtown there. now residents are living in the middle of a construction zone. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington in lafayette to show us hopefully some of the work they are doing and hopefully it's coming along. elissa, good morning. >> reporter: engineers say that sinkhole won't be fixed for months. but we have another storm right around the corner coming in tonight. so
. >>> a missing california couple in the sierra have been found. they have been missing since last week's storm after they got stuck in the snow off highway 88 in alpine county. roderick clifton and his girlfriend paula lane were last seen at a 7-eleven in citrus heights before leaving for nevada. lane was found by her brother last night walking outside of a car on the highway but the alpine sheriff's department says clifton was found dead. it appears paula went to look for roderick after he never returned from trying to get help. >> they might have been sightseeing and got stuck in the snow. reports are they may have stayed in the vehicle or slept in the vehicle for at least one night. rodrick left the vehicle to seek help. when he didn't return, paula left to seek help. >>> lane is at the carson tahoe hospital today in stable condition with some mild frostbite. >>> time now 4:35. let's check weather. >> yeah. we're out of the woods a little bit here? >> hard to believe, but it looks like we have dry weather ahead. in fact, we may not see rain until the end of the month. rainfall 100 to 80% o
the lockdown of a southern california college campus. that lockdown at cal state fullerton was lifted just before midnight. at least one suspect ran on the campus following a police chase yesterday afternoon. that's when the lockdown was ordered. students were told it could last all night but it was lifted after 8 hours. the chase came after a robbery and shooting at a jewelry store. the pursuit covered the counties and ended with a crash near the campus. two suspects are still at large. three others are under arrest. one of them ran into a baseball diamond where the los angeles police chief was at a toy giveaway. that suspect saw dozens of officers there and surrendered. >> amazing video. >>> 4:31 now. a san francisco police sergeant is under investigation over over a video on facebook. in elizabeth wenger is in san francisco with the video that was recorded. >>> this video all over the net. it makes you think why would a san francisco cop ever do this to begin with? we should know he is changing his story now but that video essentially shows the driver starting here at larkin and broadwa
that several california lawmakers are calling for new state laws in the wake of the connecticut shooting. among them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun use forest get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button, assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says that bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman is the chair of cal guns. he does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. >>> a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds more than half of americans think gun laws should be more strict. 57% is the highest number we have seen in a decade. but at the same time, when asked about what happened in newtown, 66% said tougher gun laws would have done little or nothing to prevent that particular incident. and president obama appears to be concerned about t
, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> good advice, cate, thanks. >>> air travelers in southern california are feeling the impact from the midwest storm. multiple flights between los angeles and midwestern cities have been canceled. officials at l.a.x. expect more cancellations later today. passengers who made it home from chicago told of cancellations being announced even as they board their flights out of the storm zone. >>> new this morning, a suspect is hospitalized after a police chase ended with a crash in vacaville this morning. there's no word yet on why the california highway patrol was chasing the driver or where the pursuit began. the suspect car crashed this morning at weber and pitt school roads east of interstate 80. details of the suspect's condition hasn't been released. >>> a woman has serious injuries after a hit-and-run accident in san francisco. it happened last night at about 9:00 on christmas tree point in the twin peaks area. police say there were four people walking on the road and three fell down about 30 feet down a hillside. paramedics had to use back boards and
there right now. >> what is the last volcano to have erupted in california? >> the last volcano to have erupted in california. >> you can see it at the top of mount diablo. >> which is it? >> mount lassen 1914 to 1922. >> and then we're due again! [ laughter ] >> it won't be long before we're talking about that. >> you know all this stuff! >>> around the bay area, we are look at scattered light showers. the roads are slick. hi-def doppler picking up on some of that moisture. you can see really scattered about the bay area. a lot of this low level stuff pushing through. nuisance showers throughout the morning so the commute this morning going to be very with the and by the afternoon, it looks like we may begin to dry out. but if you are heading out the door we have showers out there breezy conditions, too. temperatures not too bad. mainly into the 50s. but then as we get toward the afternoon, yeah, we are going to taper off the showers just a slight chance toward the afternoon showers. numbers in the 50s and 60s. cold front on approach now. we are seeing showers ahead of it the warm fro
that so many of the students in georgia are growing up -- california are growing up in poverty and they need that meal. >> reporter: it's not just the immediate cuts that worries the local officials, it's also the ongoing uncertainty that comes from the stalemate in washington. a stalemate that bay area officials fear could affect the economy just when it's starting to recover. >> we were looking forward to a better economy and this would just ruin all of the progress that's been made over the last year, year and a half. >> just say no that they can't get together. that's probably the worst decisions in the future. >> reporter: phil matier, cbs 5. >> he says local officials want to attract new investment to the area. >>> a federal worker here in san francisco saved the day for a few people with international travel plans that needed a little help. the duty officer decided to go to work at the san francisco passport office yesterday to help some folks out. he got passports to people with life or death travel situations and didn't have to do that after president obama declared ch
. >>> who will pay for the pipeline upgrades for pg&e could be decided today. the california public utilities commission is expected to vote on a $2.2 billion safety improvement plan. pg&e wants ratepayers to pay for 90% of the costs. a judge, however, recommended customers only pay 55%. it's now up to the puc on how the tab will be split. >>> chevron's choice of metal meets fire standards according to a consulting engineer from the city. the report did not endorse the use of 9 chrome. a light fire started at a washington refinery earlier this year after a corrosion weakened 9 chrome lines after that sprang a leak. >>> live in san jose, people are lining up for a big toy and book giveaway. sacred heart community services will hand out gifts to more than 5,000 children starting at 10 a.m. sacred heart has checked over 17,000 toys and -- collected over 17,000 toys and books through donations. >>> 4:40. an emergency panic button. >> how a new watch could save your child's life for they're in trouble. plus... >> i love you. >> shot by his best friend, why the victim says he forgives him
. >>> the surf along the northern california coast is approaching all-time highs this week. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is along the embarcadero in san francisco watching for today's king tides. >> reporter: the king tides the highest seasonal tides. right now the water is not that high. but we're waiting for it to come up. the highest it will be this morning is going to be just before 10 a.m. with a 7-foot tied. we are going to see these high tides today and for the next couple of days. now, check out this video from the connector ramp from 101 to highway 1 in marin. yesterday that was flooded. and that normally only happens when there's a storm but this was caused simply by the king tides. the very high tides could be getting higher as the ocean fills up with water for a variety of reasons, 8" in the past century. and you can see the proof in san francisco sewers. >> when i came near 1990, there was never a time where the tide was higher than our sewer. last year we had seven events. that saltwater now is coming into our system. >> reporter: that is break the pipes down. saltwater not very go
, at least the first half of saturday. if you are doing any traveling around northern california, might be a good day to hit tahoe. 31 degrees there. should be dry. they're expecting snow later on tomorrow. in the meantime, we have rain far northern california, eureka, ukiah, and towards the central valley. highs today cooler than yesterday. it's going to be cold out there only 50 degrees in fairfield, 52 in santa rosa, and close to mid-50s low to mid-50s in oakland and fremont. so here's your forecast over the next several days. once again, rain by this afternoon continues to be unsettled into tomorrow. sunday we should clear out. and then during the day on monday new year's eve, it looks like we could get hit with a new chance of rain. this is a new thing we have added to our seven-day forecast just this morning. it looks like right now new year's eve plans at night won't be impacted by the rain. it looks clear new year's day. and then unsettled again on wednesday. so the roads right now are quiet on this friday morning. so far, we have had not bad traffic all week long because a lot
are doing any traveling around northern california, heading home for the holidays or getting a head start on the weekend, planning a trip up to tahoe, partly cloudy skies, i just checked there are chain requirements just on highway 50 now. otherwise yosemite cold 37 degrees there. and fog reported in sacramento with highs in the low 50s. our temperatures closer to home similar to yesterday. low to mid-50s, not much higher than that. 53 in santa clara. checking some east bay numbers, 50 degrees out in brentwood, antioch and 53 in walnut creek and pleasant hill. around the bay it's going to be slightly warmer, berkeley, alameda, coming close to the mid-50s. 54 there and 52 out in mill valley. so here's a check of the forecast. over the next several days, thursday today you will notice drying out and then friday afternoon, that's when the rain showers return. it remains unsettled through saturday and then for now it actually looks dry sunday through new year's day. then another chance of rain returning for wednesday. >>> want to update you on a couple of traffic notes including this earlier
across the state. that's more than 200 fewer than last year. accidents killed 9 people in california. down from 12 in the same period a years ago. >>> here's a look at what bay area transit agencies are planning for tonight. caltrain free rides after 11:00 for passengers riding south from san francisco. muni will offer free rides from 8 p.m. until 6:00 tomorrow morning. in san jose and silicon valley, all vta bus and light rail will be free between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. and bart will extend its service until 3 a.m. but no free rides. >>> beautiful, isn't it? auckland, new zealand has rung in the new year. the party goes around the globe and ends in the united states. >> i know where you'll be at midnight in the bay area. you'll be in bed. >> with medicine. doesn't i sound wonderful? >> you want to experience the bay area in all its fullest? ride bart after midnight. what a time-out that will be. i have heard some stories. folks around the bay area today, we have seen a few clouds sweeping through a little chilly out the door on this last day of 2012. you can see an approaching cold front
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